Talk about unlikely combinations. Red Hat, the leading enterprise Linux company, announced on March 5th that it’s bringing Microsoft .NET and SQL Server capabilities to its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service cloud. What’s even more surprising is that Red Hat is doing this without Microsoft’s help.
Instead, Red Hat is doing this by collaborating with Uhuru Software to bring Microsoft .NET and SQL Server capabilities to OpenShift. This is being done as an open-source, community-driven effort in OpenShift Origin. Origin is the upstream community project behind Red Hat’s commercial OpenShift Online service and OpenShift Enterprise product.